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MCheevy
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(9/27/07 4:26 am)


Folkstory/Fairystory needed....
.. to accompany an image. Basically, the image is of a hilltop under a stormy sky. On the top of a cairn of rocks is a young, slender, elf-like woman holding an ornate staff from which energy is clearly emanating.

I'm looking for a story to accompany this image. I was thinking of something along the lines of motif G269.4. (Curse by disappointed witch). This can also take one along the lines of a rejected or jilted elf, fairy, witch, enchantress, etc.

I've already considered and rejected the Tam Lyn story and it's variations, Alison Gross and True Thomas/Thomas the Rhymer as either lacking an essential ingredient (like anger in the case of True Thomas) or having something my image can't accommodate (like a lover in the case of Tam Lyn).

Anyone have any suggestions?

Much obliged for any assistance.
M. Cheevy

Writerpatrick
Registered User
(9/27/07 1:35 pm)


Re: Folkstory/Fairystory needed....
It sounds like something Tolkenesque. Since Tolken based his works on Celtic stories you might find something there that would work.

MaryCatelli
Registered User
(9/27/07 4:56 pm)


Re: Folkstory/Fairystory needed....
Snow-White-Fire-Red?

Yes, it's an ogress, but it could be adapted. . .

It's also not a thwarted lover.

I've also heard of a Russian fairy tale where the hero kills the dragon and the dragon's sisters leave traps for him along the way. Not enough to tell you the name -- I read about it in Morphology of the Folktale -- but perhaps someone else knows it.

How closely do you want it to match the folktale, BTW? If you're prepared to take a few liberties, the scope is much wider.

MCheevy
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(9/27/07 11:22 pm)


Re: Folkstory/Fairystory needed....
Oh, this is much more of a case of stretching the story than stretching the image... -- or Cart before the Horse - the image took 75hrs to render (it's in 3d) and I wouldn't relish re-doing that. This hunt is to find a story to flesh out the image (Something that matches what I have rather than the other way around).

As for why I suggested Jilted Lover, if you remember the Alison Gross story, she "turned me into an ugly worm" because he spurns her affections... this is paralleled in Steeleye Span's version of "Dance with Me" -- the "jilted or spurned supernatural woman" is not exactly unique.. it's just finding the right combination that works -- especially as she is alone -- this kills the "lover competes with elf-queen" motifs of the Tam Lin stories.

Tolkien: Yes, he did draw heavily on Norse and Scandinavian mythos -- and a bit of Celtic as well -- and though I consider his works literature, I tend to like to go pre-19th century for the text I use to accompany my images. But, yes, it is my hope that somewhere in northern Europe might live the tail that will match.

Btw, thanks for the help on this.

This is an interupted preview render - not the final image.

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Writerpatrick
Registered User
(9/28/07 7:06 am)


Re: Folkstory/Fairystory needed....
Well I can't think of many tales involving the female character in a bikini. :)

Rosemary Lake
Registered User
(9/29/07 12:54 am)


disguise
Hm, Thousand-Fur? Cap of Rushies? Wooden Dress? -- One of those where a girl runs away in anger in disguise.

MaryCatelli
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(9/29/07 8:40 am)


Re: disguise
She generally pulls on the disguise -- but when she transforms herself for the ball or what have you, the scene could easily fit it. The True Sweetheart comes very close.

MCheevy
Registered User
(9/29/07 3:40 pm)


Leather/Fur Bikinis
Writerpatrick,

Hey, it's fantasy art.. you need the fur bikini.. it's required... ask Herrena the Henna-Haired Harridan ;)

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